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"Useful present for a soldier"

Napoleon called the British a nation of shopkeepers. As the first Christmas of the 1914-18 war neared, those shopkeepers of Britain were concerned the country might be distracted from being a nation of customers. 1,112 more words

WW1 Homework Challenge - the results

This is the film we went home as our World War One whole school Homework Challenge.

The stunning results from our challenge.

The Great War

WW1 Allotment Garden

We have transformed our Eco Garden into a WW1 allotment garden.  In the spring the pupils planted a wide variety of vegetables and herbs that would have been grown during World War One. 55 more words

The Great War

“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”

—T.E. Lawrence


Marching feet - Wilfred Pegge's Foot Book

There is a collection of papers relating to Wilfred John Pegge held by Manchester Central Library.
They are a fascinating mix of field message books, field diaries, training notes, books and pamphlets. 271 more words

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BBC World War One paintings

Mary Beard has been curating on the site this week and it’s well worth looking at…this is Britannia saving the troops….
This is Kit Inspection by Stanley Spencer….


Jean Navarre

So I recently put up a post about Jean Navarre and his vampirish face.  And DID he look like a vampire?  Totally.  But he was also SUPER COOL.   141 more words